Toxic behaviors can suck the life out of you and make you a shell of your former self if you let them. That is why you should draw the line when you realize that a toxic person weighing you down by letting them go.

In particular, say no to these toxic habits.

1. Self-Centeredness And Selfishness

People who care only about themselves should not have a place in your life. They will drain you because they always need something from you and will have absolutely nothing to offer you in return.

Such people will not hesitate to throw you under the bus when things go bad just to save themselves. Living with such a person can be very toxic.

2. Lack Of Compassion

People who go around treating others like crap, no matter how much they claim to love you, will eventually start doing the same to you.

So, avoid people who treat waitresses like second-rate citizens or show a lack of compassion in other ways.

They don’t deserve your compassion either, because they will just wear you out.

3. Materialism

There are people who care only about material things and don’t give a damn about things like commitment or love in relationships. These people will use you to satisfy their worldly desires because material things are what they truly care about.

They will often forget about you and sacrifice you to get what they want.

4. Extreme Negativity

When you are trying to achieve something big in life, the last thing you need is too much negativity. Some people can be negative in words, and others in actions.

While constructive criticism is always welcome, pointless negativity is not.

5. Playing The Victim

Some people are always the victims, even when they do bad things to others. They will never admit to being wrong, and they will turn against you as soon as they realize they are about to be called to account for something they have done.

6. Extreme Stubbornness

There is nothing wrong with having a stand, and we can all seem stubborn from time to time. But people who will not change their viewpoints despite the obvious change in circumstances can be very toxic.

It will be like dealing with a child, only that they have a significantly greater ability to make your life hell.

7. Idle Gossip

Gossip makes relationships worse, and it’s something you find among weak people who have nothing better to do with their time.

Gossip is also caused by malice, and it’s harder to identify than you might think. So, make sure this destructive habit is not eating you slowly without you realizing it.

8. Manipulation

The world is full of all kinds of manipulators. These people will blackmail you to get their way, and you should avoid them at all costs if you want to be happy in this life.

You will meet two kinds of people in this life: those who will improve your life, and those who will make it worse. In particular, avoid toxic people who have these habits because they will make your otherwise happy life very miserable.